Maintenance Cost Reduction in Facilities and Utilities Areas
Morales Santos, Wilmarie
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Maintenance and repair spending is a normal and expected cost of facility ownership. However, the cost can be minimized through an aggressive facility management program and the use of applicable diagnostic tools. Costs of parts consumption and preventive maintenance activities were evaluated for Mylan LLC, Caguas Site. These costs were accounted for $59,700 in utilities, facilities and environmental areas. The voice of customer requested reduce costs of spare parts consumption in the preventive maintenance activities, preventive maintenance (PM) frequency rationalization and eliminate non-value added (NVA) tasks in preventive maintenance activities. DMAIC approach methodology was used to reduce the maintenance costs. Fishbone and others Root Cause Problems Tools were used to determine what the possible cause of the highest costs of parts consumption, redundant frequency of preventive maintenance activities and tasks with no value added. Method, equipment and materials were the most probable causes. Improvements in the procedures and forms used to perform the preventive maintenance as well as the rationalization in the frequency of the tasks using the ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180-2012 “Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems” as a guideline for frequency assignment were actions implemented to reduce the maintenance costs . Key Terms ⎯ DMAIC, Highest Costs, PM, Reduction.